Ages: 1 - 5 years old
Learning: Academics, Bible, Development, Self-care, Handwriting, Music (click to see full list of Objectives taught)
Description: At the core of ABCJLM is a comprehensive, research-based, toddler and preschool curriculum for ages 1-5 that focuses on academics, development, and the Bible. The five 36-week curricula incorporate learning into the toddler's and preschooler's day instead of controlling it, allowing the child to explore, play, and learn new things. Our website includes thousands of lesson plans, printables, and supportive ideas to guide the child's learning and help the adult be intentional throughout the day.
Uses: The entire ABCJLM site, ideas, and attachments are for the teaching of your child in an immediate family, home setting. Licenses are required for use with a child outside your legal guardianship. This includes all churches as well as nonprofit and for-profit businesses, daycares, and preschools. Click to learn more about ordering Licenses.
More Information: Which Curriculum to Use, How to Combine Curricula, Tutorial Video
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"ABC Jesus Loves Me is more about being intentional with a child, than a curriculum. The whole goal of the ABCJLM curriculum is to make adults' time easier so they have a plan...a way to teach children about God and academics, hand in hand." - Christina on Facebook
The 1 Year Curriculum is for a child between the ages of 12 and 24 month. This play-based curriculum is used as an introduction to the Bible, sign-language, and learning.
The 2 Year Curriculum is for a child between the ages of 18 months and 3 years. This play-based curriculum is used as an introduction to the Bible and Academic learning.
The 3 Year Curriculum is for a child who is able to count to 10, say the ABC's, as well as help with basic chores and self-care. This curriculum focuses on a chronological study of the Bible as well as basic academic learning through play.
The 4 Year Curriculum is geared toward those children who will be entering Kindergarten the next year. It consists of the Fruits of the Spirit and character traits which are supported through Bible characters, memory verses, and songs.
I've started and stopped the 2 Year Curriculum a bazillion times. It wasn't until I really stopped and listened to Heidi comments that ABCJLM is not school or a list of things you have to do, but rather a guide as you're going about your day, [that things changed]. In doing only a couple of activities each week, my son is thriving now that I've taken the pressure off. - Emily on Facebook
The 5 Year Curriculum is a Pre-K program for the child who is more advanced. Personal application of the Bible as well as early-elementary concepts are introduced.
Unique to ABCJLM is the Handwriting Workbook, a collection of almost 60 penmanship sheets. Compiled from the 2-5 Year Curricula, these worksheets assist a child in learning how to correctly and neatly form letters and numbers. What makes the ABCJLM writing process so extraordinary is that each level is a building block for the next.